Mimosa Opens Up Its Award-Winning Nearpoint Content Archiving Platform with Software Development Kit and Partner Developer Network

SDK Turns NearPoint Into Open, Extensible Platform for Content Archiving, Retention Management, eDiscovery and Storage Optimization.

Santa Clara, CA, June 27, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Mimosa Systems, a leader in live content archiving solutions, today unveiled a comprehensive software developer kit (SDK) for its award-winning Mimosa NearPoint™ platform. For hundreds of customers around the world, NearPoint addresses critical requirements for content archiving, eDiscovery, content monitoring, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimization in an easy-to-use, unified solution. The SDK, which is free and open, allows customers, partners and developers to extend NearPoint’s capabilities to a broader set of content sources available for archiving such as content stored on backup tapes, and access archived content from other enterprise applications such as eDiscovery, records management, security management, traditional customer relationship management and business intelligence solutions.

The SDK contains a set of comprehensive APIs and sample applications that allow partners to utilize and/or augment the NearPoint platform in a variety of ways that drive business value for customers. The SDK will support several key workloads for third-party developers including:

• Insertion of content into the NearPoint platform and onto one of the many available storage tiers within the archive
• Seamlessly discover and view archived content leveraging the full expressiveness of the NearPoint search index
• Increase or decrease retention periods and modify metadata in-place, without re-archiving
• Perform and manage litigation holds on archived content
• Transform and export content from the NearPoint archive into partner repositories

In addition to the SDK, Mimosa is proud to announce the Mimosa Developer Network (MDN) – a program that will expedite development of solutions for partner developers who want to extend their applications with archived content. Key benefits include:
• No-cost license to Mimosa NearPoint software and technical documentation for developers
• Access to technical support and product teams to accelerate time to market for their solutions
• Discounts on implementation and configuration training
• Leverage Mimosa testing environment to certify integrated solutions

“Mimosa's SDK and Developer Network will allow customers to add valuable applications on top of the NearPoint archive,” said Brian Babineau, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “For example, customers with a legal case management application already in place for eDiscovery will now be able to much more easily move content from NearPoint into that case management application in a way that provides major cost savings while maintaining chain of custody.”

Mimosa Customers and Partners Validate Benefits of Open NearPoint Platform.

“The opening of the NearPoint platform provides us with additional value that will allow us to integrate patient centric applications into the content archive to enhance the quality of patient care, meet regulatory requirements, reduce costs and increase end-user productivity,” said Andrew Gahm, Network Architect & Supervisor of Enterprise Server Technologies of Virtua Health.
“This is good news for RenewData, Mimosa and our customers,” said Dean Kuhlmann, vice president, business development, RenewData. “Our jointly offered service for loading historical information from backup tapes into NearPoint will greatly benefit from being able to directly leverage the SDK. The flexibility this approach offers will speed the process of bringing historical content into the corporate repository enabling customers to consistently manage and search discoverable content like email and files.”

“FTI is pleased to see archiving vendors opening up their platforms,” said Ed Pfromer, senior managing director, FTI (developers of the Ringtail platform). “Enabling the extension of functionality of these platforms through supported interfaces can only benefit customers in efforts to move electronically stored information throughout the eDiscovery process.”

“FaceTime Communications is the leader in security and compliance for instant messaging on UC platforms such as Microsoft OCS and IBM Lotus Sametime, as well as the major public IM platforms,” said Frank Cabri, vice president of marketing and product management for FaceTime Communications. “Opening the Mimosa platform to partners like FaceTime to contribute the logged content of unified communications and related attachments means Mimosa customers will be able to implement a complete archiving and retrieval system.”

“The Open SDK and MDN make it possible for the world’s developers to extend their applications with archived content. New advanced solutions can be built to leverage our next-generation archiving technology including Smart Extraction and Dynamic Retention,” said Scott Whitney, vice president, product management, Mimosa. “An example is that content management software suppliers like Interwoven and Oracle can use this SDK to build integration between their content repositories and the NearPoint platform and thus help solve complex content archiving challenges around specific business processes. We are also using the new Mimosa SDK to better integrate with Oracle Universal Records Management and enable certified records and retention management for the Mimosa NearPoint archive.”

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Sabrina Sanchez, Ventana PR for Mimosa